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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Big tree on front pavement
It really depends on where the tree is located. If it is on city property, then they are responsible for it. In that case, you would not be able to cut it down. If it is on your propert ... more
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Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
I am thinking about leasing Solar panels for my home. I heard that it might be hard to transfer the lease to the new owner, when I sell my home.
Yes, it can be an issue when you sell your home. The lessor will have a lien on the property. Please review the lease closely to see what the transfer process is. There is a new purcha ... more
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
I don't know about adding value to the home itself. Solar panels give the added bonus that you will use significantly less electricity. That will save money every single month. If I was ... more
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Is a raised sidewalk due to tree roots a big deal?
If you are really worried about having cracked cement, then that would probably make the difference. I have a neighbor who had this problem, and she was just able to get it repaired and ... more
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Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and WorkSource: The Atlantic Young people looking to launch their careers often are forced to choose between a place with affordable housing… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 12:31pm by Jim Guido Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We made another Top 10 list this week, and like all the Top 10s I've faithfully reported on, this one has baggage.  We only came in seventh this time, not even a podium finish, but I still think it's… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 9:11am by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Found a suitable house to buy but there is a big tree (fully grown) right next to the front living room, very close to the room (not touching it
I think you could get the tree removed fairly easily. I want to look into it for myself though. I have a very large tree in my front yard. I want to have it removed. I think that it ... more
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
..."Building on-property units for parents and in-laws is increasingly popular; architects, real estate agents and builders are hoping to capitalize on the trend.".. see more ..$15,000 Buyer Rebate,… Read more
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Charanjeet A…, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Charanjeet Ajmani answered:
considering to buy a house but don't have down payment and median score is 664. Any suggestion how to go about doing this?
Hi Nikhil,

You should connect with a local lender who has experience working with first time homebuyers with sub-optimal credit scores. They will review your finances and credit repo ... more
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jaytoolman92, Home Buyer in New York, NY
jaytoolman92 answered:
I would like to be a property manager, do I absolutely need to get a broker license to do this? Is it worth it if that's the only thing I want to do?
If you plan on working for yourself managing properties then you do need to be a licensed broker. Few agencies will allow their representatives to manage without their license because a ... more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How soon can a new house be refinanced?
You can refinance anytime.
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Orchid by DR Horton in Milpitas ?
I have heard nothing but great reviews about this community. I recently helped my client get a house in this community. The sales office was not inclined to negotiate much but together ... more
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The #1 all-guts-no-glory job in real estate is being the spouse or significant other of an agent.  It's a good thing my wife doesn't blog.A posting on Trulia Pro Blog, 7 Signs You're Dating or Married… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
As a long-time resident and local Realtor, I was enormously excited to see HGTV base their latest house flipping show "Flip It to Win It" in Silicon Valley.  While the rest of the country knows this area… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by Tina Lam General Area Home Buying Remodel & Renovate
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
What are common policies for pets when moving into a maufactured home or condo in Bay Area?
Hi Mosherrjm,

Some condo projects have a limit of two pets and some have weight limits for dogs. Each HOA has their own set of rules, so you should work with a Realtor in the area to ... more
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Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Silicon Valley Real Estate Median Price Continues to Rise  In all reported counties – Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz – we are seeing the story play out in the prices.Year-over-year… Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 18, 2014 by Jim Guido Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
How is "Mission Gardens" townhomes in Santa Clara, CA 95054? There are some good homes here but it is close to Levi's stadium so we are little concern
Yes it is close, but that could be a good or bad thing. Some people have different views on this. My take on it is if you like the townhomes ( they are very nice) and it meets your budg ... more
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades, according to a survey just released by the National Association of REALTORS.  Of course, the "national" in National Association… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 12 new listings  in Palo Alto last week the as oppose to 5 the week before.6 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 8 the week before and 7 listings  closed escrow last… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Rs3gold.com, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
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